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Re: Backslash mysteriously disappears in command expansion when unescapi


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Backslash mysteriously disappears in command expansion when unescaping would reference an existing file
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 22:14:35 +0200
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On Mai 22 2019, Charles-Henri Gros <address@hidden> wrote:

> The file name is the regex (argument to "-e"), not the file "grep"
> reads. I want to check that some text file contains a reference to a file.
>
> But it looks like this would work:
>
> for file in $(find ...); do grep -e "$(echo -n "$file" | sed 's/\$/\\$/g')" 
> someinput; done

Use grep -F instead.

Andreas.

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